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Dr Bonnie Fraser

Post:Lecturer in Biology (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment)
Location:JMS BUILDING 5D5
Email:B.Fraser@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:6967
UK:01273 876967
International:+44 1273 876967

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Biography

I am an evolutionary biologist interested in the genetics of adaptation.
During my doctoral research I examined a candidate gene important in immune function (MHC class II) in the Trinidadian guppy and its relationship with selection imposed by parasites (University of Western Ontario, with Bryan Neff, 2004-2009). I then worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Kim Hughes and Helen Rodd, where I studied the genomic architecture of behavioural plasticity (Florida State University, University of Toronto, 2009-2011). I then moved to the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, working with Detlef Weigel, where I used population genomics to study how selection and drift shape evolution at the genomic level (2011-2016).